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Control lock unable to clear or unlock control lock

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    I hVE A LOCKED CONTROL BUTTON ON FRONT LOAD DRYER CAN ANYONE HELP ME

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Hey! That solved it for me, thanks so much!

  • bknick Mar 14, 2009

    unlock doesnt release dryer have two lights on on front. One is dampness and the other is bulky items. have replaced thermister and heat overloads still no luck.

  • ljmar23 Mar 30, 2009

    My control lock light stays on and no matter what i do i can't get it unlocked Please help!

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    Same thing. Won't cancel out w/three second reset button, constanting beeping, will not start.

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Bottom button on last row on right side of control panel depress and hold for 3 seconds it should activate or deactivate control lock if this does not help you could have a faulty control panel

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Thanks so much it worked!

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Hi,

I had a same problem and some one solve the problem in this side. Solution is very simple. Open the top panel and remove the control lock light Thats all it'll start to work fine. Because control lock light does not read the correct volt.

I hope that's help

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    Valerie Scott Jul 19, 2015

    Is there a trick to take off panel? Snaps or screws strategicaly placed?

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CONTROL LOCK GE GAS DRYER


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

Jan 31, 2015 | GE Dryers

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The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer is showing control locked


Hi.

If the front light lit is control locked, that means that your Whirlpool electric dryer had been set in control lock mode.

Control lock is a special mode that will prevent user from changing settings or using control until the dryer gets unlocked again.

The machine is set to control lock mode by holding down the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for several seconds. In the same way you can stop the control lock mode when the machine is already set to Control Lock.


When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can still be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

If the front light lit is control locked but the dryer door opens and it does not turn off, then you are probably in this situation. In that case, the door will be opening , but the machine still stays locked.

Disconnecting the machine from power, either unplugging power cord or tripping circuit breaker, won't help. The control lock system is designed to stay on in case of power failure.
If the machine is control locked, try unlocking it with the following procedure.

To unlock: Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 to 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off.

If that does not work, try disconnecting power for five minutes to reset the machine, and eventually do unlock again. As said, cutting power alone will not cause the machine to unlock.


If the machine is still not responding, the lights stay on all the time, the dryer panel does not respond to control unlock procedure, and the door does not lock anymore, then it may be a defective control board.

If you are in this situation, before replacing the control board more parts, including the door lock must be tested. In that case the best option may be contacting the Whirlpool support number listed on the Dryer use and care manual, usually in the last pages.

In this case try resetting control lock as explained above, as told the dryer is more likely control locked and then stopped.


Regards.

Ginko.

on Feb 01, 2010 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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My Fisher and Paykel Model Degx2 The drum is stick it will not open. Can someone help me please


see this and fix it. God bless you
If your electric dryers control is locked try the following. First make sure there is not a seperate control lock button if there is press one time to unlock. Next locate the end of cycle button and press and hold for 3 seconds. If this does not clear it press and hold for 15 seconds. Still not cleared shut off breaker for 5 minutes if this does not correct the problem replace the main control.

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Sep 28, 2012 | Fisher and Paykel DEGX2 Dryer

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Whirlpool duet dryer- control locked??? So Why? How do I unlock?


Hi,
Push and hold the control lock button on the front for 3-5 seconds, this should clear the panel.
Good Luck

Sep 09, 2011 | Dryers

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My fridgidaire affinity dryer has loc error and will not let me start it


The control is locked to avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer. Press and hold the Options and Select buttons for 10 seconds or until the "LOC" on the display is cleared. Locking the control is done the same way it is unlocked.

Mar 04, 2011 | Dryers

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The controls locked is displayed. what causes this and how do i get the controls unlocked.


  1. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to lock the control panel.
  2. Listen for a double beep and observe the "Control Lock" status light is lit when the control lock is in effect.
  3. Press and hold for 3 seconds the "Control Lock/Unlock" button on the control panel to unlock the control panel. The "Control Lock" status light is goes out when the control panel is unlocked.

Jan 11, 2011 | Whirlpool GEW9250 Electric Dryer

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Control is locked , unable to start the dryer, the light of the control is on, and it says control locked


The Control Lock is actually a safety feature that enables the consumer to lock the control panel to prevent small children from manipulating the controls and accidentally starting the appliance. With the lock on, the control panel is disabled and you cannot use any of the controls, except the button to unlock it. It can inadvertently be set following a power outage, or by leaning against the control panel and is usually not an indication of a washer malfunction.

If this is a Whirlpool Duet series, the following link explains how to lock/unlock this feature:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608801-control_panel_lock


These instructions are printed on the front panel of the appliance and in the owner's manual.

If this does not correct your problem, then you may have a more serious problem than a simple operator control issue (such as an operator console problem or main control board issue). If you need further assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this corrects the problem for you.

Mar 25, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Here is the link to the owner's manuals etc. if you need it; http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=GGW9250PL&siteCode=WHRCOM Check the first owner's manual, page 14. It says; " Control Lock. This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the Control Locked feature to prevent unintended cycle or option changes during dryer operation. To enable the Control Locked feature when dryer is running: Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for3 seconds. The control is locked when a single beep is heard and the Control Locked status light is on. When the dryer is off, it is not necessary to press the Control On button before activating the Control Locked feature. To unlock: Press and hold the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL button for 3 seconds to turn this feature off. NOTE: When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but can?t be restarted until the control is unlocked." Hope this helps :)

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